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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Nov 22, 2005 4:47pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: PROTEST INFORMATION

As a Deadhead for over 30 years I am shocked and dismayed by the new policy pulling sbd shows from the live archive. We deadheads have always supported the band through thick and thin. I have personally invested in every album, cd, dvd ever released and have purchased tons of merchandise. Even when a show I already had was released, i have bought it to continue to support the band. This latest move is like a kick in the teeth. i always thought that the best marketing move they ever made was to allow fans access to all the music, it just creates a larger demand for everything Dead related. If it weren't for the tapes that were circulating throughout the years, I am convinced that there would not have been nearly as big a scene as there was at shows, and they would have not made nearly the amount of $$ that they did. Hearing new shows always motivated me and my friends to go on the next tour to hear what they were doing next. I have invested a significant portion of my own money, and time over the last 30 years and never expected anything in return, except for the music. Now that is being taken from us as well.
I will join the protest and send letters to everyone and anyone I can think of to protest this heinous move and will discontinue my financial support of anything GDM and affiliates release, including attending any live shows by Phil & Friends, Rat Dog or any other affiliated venture. I will encourage all Deadheads to unite in this protest!!!

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2005-11-23 00:47:29